I love dogs with jobs. And you know what's a particularly hard dog-job, one that goes beyond a typical K9-5? Being a military pup. We're all aware you can send care packages to humans in the military, but did you know that Military Working Dogs (MWD) also appreciate a package of goodies?
These highly trained dogs are a vital part of the U.S. Armed Forces, and have been used as partners with U.S. troops deployed overseas since World War I. They work side-by-side with their handlers in war zones as trackers, sentries, explosive detection, in search and rescue, and a ton more. Basically, their job is way harder than yours - so c'mon, throw a dog a bone.
Examples of needed items:
2- Dog shampoo
4- K-9 nail clippers, brushes or combs
5- Kongs and other heavy duty chew toys
9- K-9 salves for Paws/Noses
10- Dog treats made in the USA only
You can send your packages to the following organizations
*It’s important to contact each organization before you send your donation or package to verify shipping details.*
Since 2003, this non-profit has been sending care packages to military pups all over the world. To send specific items, visit their website for a full list of approved donations. You can also add gifts for their humans, such as: chapstick, sunblock, gum. Click here for the full list of items. Or if feel like just donating straight up cash money, that's cool too - a financial contribution can be made by donating here.
This organization has been sending care packages to US military dog teams since 2010.
For a full list of needed items and the address of where to send them, check out their Facebook page.
This organization provides protective gear, such as: cooling vests, Doggles, MuttLuks and other necessary gear that helps keep MWD safe in active war zones and extreme conditions. Visit their website for info on how to donate.